Blog - Top 10 free things to do in Vegas
Situated in Nevada’s Mojave Desert is Las Vegas, the city is famed for its vibrant nightlife, 24 hour casinos and unlimited entertainment options. The Las Vegas strip alone stretches over 4 miles long and is home to some of the most famous hotels and casinos in the world - Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Luxor & The Bellagio, just to name a few. It literally is luxury in the middle of the desert, but that doesn't mean it will cost the earth. Here is our guide of the top 10 free things to do in Vegas.
10: Drink for free (kind of!)
You'll never really drink for free in Las Vegas, despite the fact that drinks are complimentary on most casino floors. Depending on how you're doing at the tables, you probably just spent $1000 for a gin and tonic. The best way to drink for free is to play the 5c/10c/25c slots at older downtown casinos.
9: Fountains/Waterfall at The Palazzo
The waterfall atrium at Palazzo, with a two-floor waterfall and seasonal flowers, is a great place to experience in Vegas, it is located close to the entrance of the Grand Canal Shoppes. The Palazzo also has a fountain show on evenings every 30 minutes.
8: Stroll the strip
Splitting up different sections of the strip each evening to walk down is the best plan as it stretches over 4 miles long. Go take those selfies in front of Caesers Palace and get a snap with Elvis along Las Vegas Boulevard.
7: Free Chocolate
The Vegas strip is home to Hershey's World, M&M World and Local chocolatier Ethel M. You can check all of their stores out and grab free giveaways.
6: Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Walk stright towards the front desk at The Bellagio and turn left, that's where you will find the truly amazing conservatory and botanical gardens. As the season changes, the staff change the different plants and statues from Easter eggs to winter wonderland.
5: Freemont Street
The home of the original casinos of Las Vegas, Freemont Street is located just past the end of the new strip at The Stratosphere. It is mostly known for its overhead light show, Viva Vision, which is an eye-popping visual spectacle. Street performers, impersonators and artists known as buskers are found all along the street level on Fremont Street.
4: The Mirage volcano
If you don't know about The Mirage volcano, then you will be wondering why so many people congregate around this hotel on multiple occasions during the day. The entire lagoon area in front of the Mirage comes to life when the volcano is erupting. It is full of amazing lights and Hollywood style special effects. Make sure you don't miss this one.
3: Flamingos at The Flamingo Hotel & Casino
This is almost a hidden gem, who'd have thought Flamingos at The Flamingo Hotel! The Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat is home to (naturally) flamingos, but you'll also find swans, ducks, koi, turtles and even two rescued pelicans. It makes for great pictures made up of waterfalls, palms trees, and plenty of places to sit. The habitat is family-friendly, and of course it's free. Walking paths allow you to wander throughout the area, and if you've got kids with you, it's a nice place to stop for a break from the strip.
2: Welcome to Vegas sign
Designed by Betty Willis in 1959, the famous neon sign welcomes millions of visitors to Las Vegas each year. No trip to Las Vegas is complete without visiting this landmark. For many years, the sign was on the outskirts of town and stood in the median to greet drivers, but now it's surrounded by hotels and has become popular enough that a parking lot was built just for it.
1: Fountains at The Bellagio
This had to make it to the number 1 spot. One of the most visited attractions on the Vegas strip every single year is the fountains at The Bellagio. Jets of water spraying into the air perfectly timed to great American music. The show goes off every 30 minutes on a night, but be sure to get there early to grab a good spot!